DEBORA L SOMUANO SPEARS
Houston, TX – Phone: 713-***-**** – firstname.lastname@example.org
Bilingual experienced Program Administrator and Initiatives Coordinator with 15+ years collaborating with non-profit organizations.
Program Administrator managing day-to-day office operations, including budgets and grants.
Experience in presentation development and training to internal and external audiences.
Outreach and partnership building skills. Event and fundraising coordinator.
Strong ability to interrelate with people from different cultures and backgrounds.
Proficient user of MS Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Publisher.
Bilingual: English and Spanish.
Development & Operations Administrator, 2017 – 2019. Forgotten Angels Foundation, Pearland, TX
Managed daily operations, communications, and administrative duties. Developed annual marketing plans. Planned and scheduled meetings, presentations, events and outreach initiatives. Prepared budgets. Managed grants and funding. Developed proposals and reports for stakeholders. Supervised staff and volunteers.
- Increased grant funding by 35% from previous year.
- Negotiated favorable terms and pricing agreements with vendors and providers for service, saving several thousands of dollars annually.
- Improved office efficiency by developing and implementing an operation s manual, and introducing additional time-saving filing systems.
- Enhanced communication between the three facilities, fostering a sense of team work and collaboration.
Marketing & Logistics Consultant, Translator, 2017 – Present. DSS Consulting Firm, Houston, TX
Provide Marketing and Logistics support, coordinate events, travel arrangements, and prepare presentations in English & Spanish to multinational organizations.
Community Initiatives Coordinator, 2006-2010. United Way of the River Cities. Huntington, West Virginia.
Led various programs and initiatives of the organization, managing the daily operations and budgets. Expanded the organization s branding and initiatives, increasing the annual revenues.
Managed staff and large groups of volunteers. Coordinated public events, fundraising efforts and developed material for training and presentations to educate the public on several issues such as early brain development, education, volunteering, leadership development, and community impact.
Served as the spokesperson for the local Success By Six program and the Brain Under Construction Zone initiative, that grew from a local program into a regional initiative through partnership-building. Worked and partnered with local media to earn media coverage.
Outreach Coordinator & Investigator, 2002-2005, Human Relations Commission. Huntington, West Virginia.
Managed daily administrative functions, grants, and supervised staff and volunteers.
Developed campaigns, marketing material and videos for outreach promotion.
Coordinated events, fairs, training engagements and conferences to promote Human Rights Laws in employment, public accommodations and housing.
Personal interaction with clients, investigation and case management of complaints.
Project Coordinator, 1999-2002. Mountainside Media. Huntington, West Virginia.
Developed marketing campaigns, coordinated events, and translated printed and multimedia material from English into Spanish. Collaborated with many organizations including the West Virginia Governor’s Cabinet on Children and Families, T.E.A.M. for West Virginia Children, Healthy Kids Coalition, Healthy Child Care Children’s Insurance Program and more.
Marketing Coordinator/Administrative Assistant to the President, 1995-1999. GTE Mexico. Mexico City, Mexico.
Education and Training
Master s in Corporate Communications Management. 2019. University of Barcelona, Spain.
Bachelor of Science. Organizational Leadership with a minor in Business. 2017. Graduated with honors. College of Biblical Studies, Houston, TX.
AAS Marketing. Institute of Studies in Public Administration. Mexico City, Mexico.
Translator-Interpreter English-Spanish. Institute of Translators and Interpreters. Mexico City, Mexico.
Awarded GTE Silver Ounce of Quality for outstanding performance.
National Communicator s Award – West Virginia Early Childhood Professional Provider s Magazine.
Published author “Las Posadas,” a bilingual musical for children, Abingdon Press.
Speaker at the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
Developed collaboration relationships between the Ambassador to Mexico in Washington D.C. and the Hispanic community in West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky.